Starcraft II is over a decade now, having launched its first installment, Wings of Liberty, in July 2010. Now, Blizzard has provided an update on the game’s ongoing development and announced that great content has arrived for the game. until the end: from now on, the patches will focus on balance and corrections.
In a Blizzard news post, executive producer Rob Bridenbecker writes that this year’s big update, which celebrated the game’s anniversary, will be the last of its kind. “We will continue to support StarCraft II in the same way we have done with our previous long-running games, such as Brood War, focusing primarily on what matters most to our most important and competitive communities,”
“This means that we will not be producing additional content for purchase, such as Commanders and War Chests, but will continue to make seasonal rolls and necessary balance adjustments as we go along,” he continues. “On this last note, we are not planning a fourth quarter balance update as we did one a few months ago, but as always, we intend to continue doing so if needed in the future.”
This means that future updates will aim to keep the esports scene fresh, with a focus on high-end gaming. This also allows them to start looking forward to the next Starcraft project. Bridenbecker says this “will set us free to think about what’s going to happen, not just for StarCraft II, but for the StarCraft universe as a whole.”
Whether that means Starcraft III is coming, or that we’ll see Starcraft: Ghost or another spin-off at some point, remains to be seen.
We’ll see more from Blizzard at Blizzcon Online in February, but we wouldn’t expect any major news on Starcraft – the focus will likely be on Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV.
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